The Middleweight Division in Mixed Martial Arts refers to different weight classes. The UFC Middleweight Fighters generally compete within 171 to 185 lb (77.5 to 84 kg).
- UFC Middleweight Rankings 2021
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UFC Middleweight Rankings 2021
On March 1, 2008, the Pride World Welterweight Championship was unified with the UFC Middleweight Title on March 1, 2008, when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.
The Middleweight Title has been held by the likes of Dave Menne, Rich Franklin, and at UFC 64, Anderson Silva won the title. Silva defended his title against the likes of Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami, while holding onto the belt for a total of 2,457 days, a record for the longest title reign in UFC history. At UFC 162, Chris Weidman defeated Silva to win the Middleweight Title. Weidman's reign came to an end when he was beaten by Luke Rockhold at UFC 194.
At UFC 199, Michael Bisping won the Middleweight Title and eventually lost it to the returning GSP at UFC 217. As GSP vacated the title due to complications with ulcerative coltis, on December 7, 2017, Robert Whittaker was promoted as the Middleweight Champion, having won the Interim Title at UFC 213.
At UFC 243, the interim Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker to win the undisputed UFC Middleweight Championship.
The current champion Adesanya, defended his title against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa at UFC 248 and UFC 253 respectively.
Current UFC Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya [21–1]
|Rank||Fighter||Win/Loss Record||Last Fight||Next Fight|
|Champion||Israel Adesanya||21-1||Defeated Marvin Vettori||TBD|
|1||Robert Whittaker||23-5||Defeated Kelvin Gastelum||TBD|
|2||Paulo Costa||13-1||Lost to Israel Adesanya||Marvin Vettori (UFC Fight Night 196)|
|3||Jared Cannonier||14-5||Defeated Kelvin Gastelum||TBD|
|4||Derek Brunson||23–7||Defeated Darren Till||TBD|
|5||Marvin Vettori||17-5-1||Lost to Israel Adesanya||TBD|
|6||Jack Hermannson||22-6||Defeated Edmen Shahbazyan||TBD|
|7||Sean Strickland||24-3||Defeated Uriah Hall||Luke Rockhold (UFC 268)|
|8||Darren Till||18-4-1||Lost to Derek Brunson||TBD|
|9||Uriah Hall||17-10||Lost to Sean Strickland||TBD|
|10||Kelvin Gastelum||16-8, 1 NC||Lost to Jared Cannonier||TBD|
|11||Edmen Shahbazyan||11-2||Lost to Jack Hermansson||Nassourdine Imavov (UFC 268)|
|12||Chris Weidman||15-6||Lost to Uriah Hall||TBD|
|13||Brad Tavares||19-6||Defeated Omari Akhmedov||TBD|
|14||Kevin Holland||21-7||Lost to Marvin Vettori||Kyle Daukaus (UFC Fight Night 195)|
|15||André Muniz||21-4||Defeated Ronaldo Souza||Dricus Du Plessis (UFC 269)|
How are UFC rankings calculated?
The official UFC rankings are voted on by select members of the MMA media. Their votes are averaged and the rankings are determined on a weekly basis.
UFC Weight Divisions
- Light Heavyweight
* Last Updated: September 6th, 2021